Tucson Festival of Books

Influencers' Tug of War


In the Democratic party, “The Rebels” like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are the economic populists pushing for social improvements while the GOP insists on a return to the “good ol’ days.” Throw in the influence of Fox News and other more extreme media outlets and we have an often chaotic political landscape where progress is minimal.


Panelists
Joshua Green

Joshua Green is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the new book, "The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics" and before that, "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency....

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Steven Levitsky

America is moving, if awkwardly, toward a multiracial democracy, something rarely seen anywhere in the world.  In their previous book, "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt clearly describe how this happens going back to the 1930s....

Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter is a prominent author and media analyst best known for his insightful commentary and critique of the modern media landscape. As the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and a senior media correspondent for the network, Stelter has made an indelible mark on the field of journalism....

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Books:
The Rebels
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics
Joshua Green
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780525560241
400 pages
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Tyranny of the Minority
Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Crown
September 2023
ISBN 9780593443088
384 pages

America is moving, if awkwardly, toward a multiracial democracy, something rarely seen anywhere in the world. More/less

Network of Lies
The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy
Brian Stelter
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon and Schuster
November 2023
ISBN 9781668046906
368 pages
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